Remember all that clean eating we have been doing?

Quick + Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Fudge Parfaits |

Yeah, well can we just take like a millisecond break while we devour these parfaits?

Good, good, good. I am glad we are all on the same page.

Quick + Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Fudge Parfaits |

I feel like these are totally ok since today is Friday, we have been eating good all week long and it is the end of the first full week back from Christmas Vacation. That right there deserves a stiff drink or in my case a damn good dessert.

And this is a damn good dessert.

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It is funny because the day I set out to make a dessert, I did not know that an hour later I would have these.

Let me back up a little. I have kind of been wracking my brain a little too hard lately and that has resulted in a little lack of creativity, which for a person like me it the very worst thing. I have had a ton of things “gone wrong” and my family is still smack in the middle of moving, so half our stuff is in the new house and half at the old. Some people are sleeping here at the new house (me!) and a few are back at the old. It is total chaos and totally exhausting.

I have not been back to the old house in a few days (we have until the 15th), but I hear it is even worse than it is over here. Regardless, it has left everyone pretty tired… and a little bit cranky.

So yeah, my brain’s a little fried.

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But then I started actually messing around with food.

And the idea hit.

Originally these were just going to be peanut butter + chocolate fudge. Good, but pretty dang boring and nothing I was honestly very excited about. Which totally bums me out. My favorite thing is to be super excited about a recipe.

So I was mixing the peanut butter, taking a spoonful or two, you know, to make sure it really was good. Then I thought, “man, these would be good with some crunch”. I was thinking maybe graham crackers, but then I was like nope, mom’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Yes, it has to be those cookies.

And so it was.

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And then forty minutes later I had these beauties.

Oh my gosh. I can’t even explain my excitement towards these. So good, so good.

And yes – EASY!

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Obviously you can tell I am excited.

I can’t stop with the exclamation points and there may or may not be a gazillion and one photos in the post. Trust me there were actually more. This is the narrowed down version.

And my gosh, you should have seen the original name (could have been the entireΒ post!).

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For such a simple and quick dessert these have a lot going on.

There is peanut butter mousse that is fluffy, light and kind of dreamy, then the fudge sauce. Yes, real fudge sauce that takes just minutes to make. It is worth dirtyingΒ a pot for. Just do it.

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And I mean, sure you could totally just use store-bought oatmeal cookies, but don’t. Mom’s recipe is SO easy. No chilling the dough and it comes out perfect every single time.

I am thinking of doing a whole post on them. Of exactly how she makes them. What do you think? They are crazy easy so I am wondering if it is worth a whole post?

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Anywho, these are what your Friday needs to end with.

If you have leftover cookies lying around than these are a definite must. Dessert can be done in fifteen minutes. They are good eaten slighty warm or cold right out of the fridge. And if you are doing some weird and crazy New Years diet, may I highly suggest you forget about it for at least a few minutes while you go to town on one of these, deciding to finish it off by licking the glass clean. Then you can go back to your diet… maybe followed by a nice winter’s hike on Saturday.

Anyway, everyone knows diets take a weekend break starting Friday evening.

Oh, and my glasses where BIG. Completely awesome if you ask me, but you can definitely use eight smaller glasses if you want. I mean, mine did have three whole cookies per glass though. Loved it.

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Quick + Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Mousse and Fudge Parfaits

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Parfaits
Calories Per Serving: 766 kcal

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Chocolate Fudge (or you can sub store bought fudge sauce)

Peanut Butter Mousse


  • 12 [oatmeal chocolate chip cookies |] MAKE these!! So easy SO good!


  • First, make these [cookies |]!! Really you must. They are SO easy (just one bowl and no chill time) and SO good. Make them. Just let them cool a little before trying to crumble them.
  • Then make the fudge. Stir together cocoa powder, brown sugar, corn syrup, cream, salt and half of the chopped milk chocolate. Place in a small sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until chocolate is melted. Cook mixture at a low boil, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat, add remaining chocolate, butter and vanilla and stir until smooth. Any leftover sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container. Reheat over low heat, stirring or just use the microwave.
  • To make the mousse. Add the peanut butter, vanilla extract, salt, cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl and a hand mixer). Beat until smooth and creamy. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream and whip until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and whip until smooth, light and fluffy.
  • To assemble grab 4-8 jars or glasses. Crumble a few cookies. Only crumble 1 or 2 at a time in case you end up not using them all. Add the cookie crumbs to the bottom of all the serving glasses. Top the cookies with the peanut butter mousse and drizzle on the fudge sauce. If the fudge sauce has become solid, just place it back on the stove for a few seconds to lightly melt the sauce back into a pourable state. Repeat the layer until all the mousse has been used, but make sure to top everything off with a final layer of oatmeal cookie chunks. I had a total of 3 cookie layers and 2 peanut butter + fudge layers, but my glasses where pretty big. Drizzle any remaining fudge sauce over the top of the final cookie layer. Either serve right away or cover the parfaits and place them in the fridge until ready to serve.

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These are totally necessaryΒ today.

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  1. Oh yum!! I don’t have and am not really interested in using corn syrup, would you suggest an alternative?

    1. Hi! Just use brown rice syrup, honey or just leave it out. Not a big deal at all.

      Thanks so much and I hope you love this!

  2. Oh my gosh, I am new to your site and this is the stuff of my dreams!!!! The hubs is not a PB fan (I KNOW??!!) so a girls night must be planned STAT for this deliciousness!!!

  3. I hit send before I finished typing that last comment… I recently discovered your blog and absolutely love it !!! You have so many great rec

  4. Ok these are he most amazingly ridiculous sinful things ever. I keep trying to convince myself they are healthy because ya know oatmeal ? But thank you so much !!! I r

  5. Tieghan!!! I made these tonight but I used coconut cream instead of regular cream and they turned out just fabulous!! I especially love the peanut butter mousse but then again, I love anything peanut butter! My fiance and I just gobbled these up! Thanks for an awesome recipe! It’s definitely a keeper!

  6. These aren’t decadent enough. πŸ™

    Heh. Sorry! I just had to.

    These look AMAZING! Down with the healthy eating and on to stuff like this. Yay! πŸ˜€

    PS – How did you do your layering so neatly? Mine always comes out looking like a mess. An ugly mess!

    1. πŸ™‚ Thanks Erin!!

      And the layering? It took me forever! No secret, just a lot of careful scooping and wiping!

  7. wow. I mean, WOW! I found these on Pinterest and will definitely be making these beauties! What a perfect dessert for the family for Valentine’s Day. My sweet 3 yo will LOVE these. And I get to lick the bowls πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Megan!! PB and chocolate are the best combo.

      Headed to check out your vanilla bean pastry cream soon!

  8. Can I just have a bowl of that pb mousse? It looks so amazing. Finally, a parfait that isn’t fruit! Cookies, mousse, sauce, what is not to love? Your photographs are so good. I really don’t like photographing smoothies, parfaits, etc. For some reason I never get good shots. These, now these are beautiful. Maybe it has something to do with the chocolate and peanut butter. I can be biased towards those two;)

  9. I can hardly call it a parfait – it is more like a giant bowl of yumminess! I have never even heard of Peanut Butter Mousse!!! How creative

    1. Haha! Thanks Kira, but peanut butter mousse is not my all my creation. I have seen it around before, But I just put my own spin on it! πŸ™‚

  10. Now THIS is a parfait! Love all the layers! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend Tieghan! (Email coming your way…)

  11. This dessert looks like heaven! Need to make this for my husband ASAP – he is going to go crazy for this!

  12. These parfaits look so good, how I wish one would magically appear in front of me to make my Friday night! πŸ™‚

  13. I want to eat all of these. Forget my healthy eating kick. I want these little treats now! Looks great, Tieghan!

    I hope the rest of the move goes smooth. Moving is my favorite thing in the world to do. Can you sense the sarcasm there? πŸ™‚

  14. I hear you–moving is such a beezee! I just made a big move and my eyeballs are glaring at those huge cardboard boxes that just *won’t* go away, no matter how much I magic or wish them somewhere else. This sounds like a wonderful treat, and I’m totally playing around with my food as much-needed therapy. Do I hear that burnt peanut butter caramel calling for a place in this parfait? πŸ™‚

  15. Moving stinks! Hang in there. πŸ™‚
    You’ve sold me on both your cookies and these parfaits! Oh yum yum yum. I can’t stop looking at your gorgeous pics. It does help to have a good looking subject matter. πŸ˜‰

  16. Okay I am thinking I am gonna make a lighter version of this for my blog. Sounds AMAZING! Of course will link to you and not take full credit. I wish I had one now!!

  17. No amount of exclamation points could adequately reflect the excitement I have for these right now. Pinning!

  18. These are so pretty and fun to look at. I especially like the oatmeal cookies in these! My family would love this recipe!

  19. If there were ever a time that I wish I could shrink myself like on Honey I Shrunk the Kids and scamper up into one of those parfait glasses and swim around and eat my way through life, it would be right now. Someone get me a shrinking device!! These look incredible, dear! Good luck with the big move!

  20. YUM!! These look ridiculously good and the perfect indulgent after-dinner dessert! I can totally see myself watching my favorite tv show and eating these straight out of a large bowl!!

  21. yes this is the ultimate dessert parfait and we could probably trade our most hearted cake for this too…looks good,tastes heavenly and feels blissful…thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  22. I’d like to stuff myself with one of these babies. They look like the perfect combo of flavors.And they’re simple to boot. Love!

  23. these look amazing! just pinned them! chocolate and pb are def my favorite flavor combinations…and who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie–and your oatmeal version sounds great!

  24. You just took all three of my favorite things and put them into a pretty glass! Dang lady, these look incredible. I am so in love with all your photos but these may be some of my favorite. It also may have to do with the fact that they involve pb, chocolate and cookies…
    I need that pb mousse in my life!

  25. Homemade fudge sauce is the best, and I agree w/ you, worth dirtying a pot for. And that pb mousse. That would have never made it into parfait glasses. Your photos are gorgeous (as usual) Pinned

    1. Thank you so much, Averie! I knew you would love that PB mousse and I am so glad you agree about the fudge sauce. I mean it is just so easy!
      Thanks for pinning!